I was looking for a food sealer, when this was offered to me for a discount. It works OK and it seals good. I just find it a bit ockward an hard to seel, but once sealed it holds great.You have to hold both ends at the same time. I have seen some you just close the lid and it does the work. But this is a more hands on kind of sealer. I like being able to seperate my meats for storing in the freezer. It sure makes cooking easier, as I do not have to cook a whole package of ground beef or chops.I like that I can also seperate other veggies and items for better refridgerator store as well. I simply put a few different veggies or fruits into a bag and seal it. This makes for a neater space in the fridge. I also use it for dry goods as well. I cannot cook dry bean by the entire bag so I just seal up what it would take for a mess and it also keeps the pantry more organized.